As parents, we’re always concerned that our babies and kids’ toys and gear will get recalled at some point. I’ve advocated an easy way to keep up to date with those recalls in the past: simply sign up for product recalls with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
It seems crazy but even though we constantly hear about a new toy or piece of baby gear getting recalled, many more foods or medications are recalled in the same amount of time. Today is November 17, 2010, and so far the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has issued 15 recalls or safety alerts on food products or medications for the month of November, including several cheeses, apple cider and eggs. You can view the complete list of FDA’s recalls and safety alerts on the FDA’s website. Unless you’re glued to your TV watching local news or reading your local newspaper every day, you may not hear about those recalls. Well, until they reach mass proportion status, such as the infamous recall of billion of eggs because of salmonella poisoning risk over the past few months.
An easy way to keep up with these recalls and safety alerts and make sure that the foods and medications in your house are safe for your family is to sign up to receive FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts. Get an email when there’s a concern, delete if it doesn’t apply to you, or take action if it does. This is one great way to keep up with the food and medication recall announcements without worrying about not hearing about them!
Do something good for yourself and your family today and sign up for FDA recalls and alerts.
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